On Saturday and Sunday, August 24/25 His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah, paid a pastoral visit to St John the Forerunner Church, Indianapolis, Indiana.
During his visit Metropolitan Jonah concelebrated the Divine Liturgy on Saturday morning with clergy of the Columbus Deanery as well as local clergy from the Romanian Episcopate of the OCA, the Antiochian Archdiocese or America and the Bulgarian Eastern Orthodox Diocese of America. His Beatitude ordanied Subdeacon Rafael Fadil, St Thomas Church Kokomo, Indiana, to the Holy Diaconate.
Following Great Vespers on Saturday evening Metropolitan Jonah answered questions from the approximately seventy parishioners in attendance.
On Sunday morning His Beatitude concelebrated the Divine Liturgy with the clergy of St John's and ordained Evan Freeman to the Holy Diaconate.
December 18, 2011 was the first Episcopal visitation by His Grace, Bp. Matthias to St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in Joliet, IL.
Nativity Vigil at Holy Trinity Cathedral
Nativity Day at Holy Trinity Cathedral
MINNEAPOLIS, MN [MW Communications] - On Sunday, January 10, Reader Gregory Krutchek was ordained to the Holy Diaconate at St Mary's Cathedral by Bishop Tikhon of Philadelphia and Eastern Pennsylvania at the request of Metropolitan Jonah, locum tenens of the Diocese of the Midwest. The ordination of Deacon Gregory, a St Tikhon's Seminary graduate and son of Archpriest Gregory and Marie Krutchek, had been blessed and scheduled by Archbishop Job.